Kris Bryant has been in the rumor mill a lot over the past year. Today there is a report from NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan that the Cubs and Rockies have discussed a one-for-one deal that involves Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado. Salary has a big concern in this trade in which Colorado would have to pick up the remaining salary left on Bryant’s contract.
Nolan Arenado has been very open about how he wants out of Colorado, and multiple teams have been in the market for a trade. You can now add Chicago to the list of teams, which include the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, and the Nationals.
Arenado told MLB.com on January 21st “There’s a lot of disrespect from people there that I don’t want to be a part of. You can quote that.” This came after the Rockies GM Jeff Bridich put all the trade talks to bed.
If the Cubs can work out a deal for Arenado that would be huge for their lineup, but they definitely will have to pay the price in order to acquire him.
In the next couple of weeks, I’m sure there will be a lot more to report as teams will start to get desperate near spring training.